Imagine a garden that tumbles down an entire hillside. With terraces, fountains and waterfalls, and sweeping views of the Roman countryside. This is the Villa d’Este, a grand country residence not far from Rome, with what is perhaps the most famous garden in Italy. The Historic Villas Of Tivoli Since classical times Tivoli has been […]
It is a matter of dispute whether or not it is actually the world’s oldest botanical garden. However, the Padua Botanical Garden is certainly of historic and scientific importance. It is also one of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Veneto region, and a pleasant place for an afternoon stroll. Why Is The Padua
The Giardino Giusti, Verona, is said to be one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy. It is a classic Renaissance garden perched on a hillside, with breath-taking views of the city. Its statues, fountains and historic maze have attracted tourists for centuries. But why is this garden so important, and why should you visit?
The Villa Celimontana is a historic villa and garden on Rome’s Caelian Hill. The parkland, with its landscaping, artworks and viewpoints, is popular with both tourists and locals. A short distance from the main tourist sites, it is a place to escape the crowds, to enjoy the peace and the surroundings. History Of The Villa
Even at the end of October Pisa was hot, and tourists were still clustered around the Leaning Tower. The Pisa Botanical Garden was the perfect place to escape: it was cool and shady, and I had the place to myself. A Historic Garden The Pisa Botanical Garden (or Orto Botanico di Pisa) was founded in